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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Willy imagine his funeral will reveal about him?
(a) That he died the death of a salesman.
(b) That his life had been successful.
(c) His popularity and the affection and respect in which he is held.
(d) That people appreciated his jokes and humor.

2. With what object does Biff confront Willy?
(a) Bill Oliver's fountain pen
(b) The rubber tube from the vicinity of the heater
(c) The stockings left by the Woman in Boston
(d) A gardening boot

3. Who does Happy dismiss as "just a guy?"
(a) Biff
(b) Stanley
(c) Charley
(d) Willy

4. Ben refers to ____________ when he says: 'It's dark there, but full of diamonds."
(a) Alaska
(b) The jungle
(c) Death
(d) Tiffany's

5. How is the presence of the Woman given away?
(a) She laughs at Biff mimicking his Math teacher.
(b) She drops a mirror in the bathroom.
(c) She flushes the lavatory.
(d) Biff sees her silk stockings on the bed.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which is the first of several lies Happy tells Miss Forsythe?

2. What implement is Willy using?

3. What sound can be heard behind Linda's last speech?

4. Why does Linda stop picking up the flowers from the floor?

5. What lie does Biff accuse Happy of telling?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way is Happy's betrayal of his father ironic?

2. What is Willy's final fantasy?

3. What is the effect of Willy's words, "The gist of it is that I haven't got a story left in my head."?

4. In what way, according to Willy, does a man have to "add up to something" when he leaves this world?

5. In what way is Willy's life echoed in Biff's account of his attempt to see Bill Oliver?

6. Why does Linda want to prevent the boys speaking to their father?

7. How is it that Biff has come to regard his father as a hypocrite?

8. Why did Willy never find true happiness?

9. Account for Linda's bewilderment at Willy's suicide.

10. Account for Willy's anger towards Biff.

(see the answer keys)

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